Kachelmann

Brewery: Pivovar Steiger

The Kachelmann brand only has one beer:

Kachelmann 8% Classic

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 3.3%

An extremely light beer that’s good for re-hydrating between regular beers.  Surprisingly bitter for such a light drink.

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Sitňan

Brewery: Pivovar Steiger

The only beer under this brand is:

Sitňan 12% Classic

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 5%

Popular with the brewery locals.  This is a high quality, traditionally brewed beer with full flavours and an intense bitterness.

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Steiger

Brewery: Pivovar Steiger

Bottle of Steiger Light beerQuite possibly, the first beer brewed in Slovakia.  The Steiger brewery dates back to 1473.  Over 500 years later, Steiger is still using traditional brewing techniques and basic brewing ingredients.  They strive to remain a traditional regional brand, with availability throughout Slovakia.

Beers

Steiger 10% Classic

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 4.1%

A pale golden beer that is thirst quenching and very light.

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Steiger 11% Premium

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 4.5%

Mild hops, medium bitterness, highly refreshing.  A light golden color with sparkling clarity.

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Steiger 11% Dark/Tmavy

style: Tmavy
ABV: 4.5%

With a beautiful dark color and a unique smell, Steiger’s dark lager is one of their best beers.  It has a sweetness to it which, according to their website, will please women drinkers.  In Slovakia they will often make a sort of “black and tan” or “half and half” with dark and light lagers.

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Steiger 12% Premium

style: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 5%

The finest malt and hops are traditionally cooked to make this beer.  The locals in the brewery’s area will swear by it, but beer drinkers that are new to it may swear at it.

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Topvar

Brewery: Pivovar Šariš

Topvar bottle of beerTopvar has been making beer for 47 years. Their beers are known for their pleasant bitterness which can be credited to the fact that they triple-hop them. They’re owned by SABmiller and their motto roughly translates to “giving people the soul of beer”.  They are the first Slovakian brewery to receive a certificate of quality from Lloyd’s of London.

Beers

Topvar 12% Premium

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 5%

Bitter, malty and full, Topvar’s 12% Lager is a beer-drinker’s beer. They stick to their original recipe and always use the freshest ingredients.

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Topvar 10% Light

Type: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 4.1%

A light beer with the bitterness of a regular beer.

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Topvar 11% Tmavy

Type: Tmavy
ABV: 4.1%

Dark beers aren’t that popular in Slovakia but it’s not because they don’t have any good options.  Sweet with a caramel base, Topvar Dark will satisfy you as it satisfies judges, winning 10 gold medals in Slovak beer competitions.

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Steiger Brewery

Vyhne č.24,966 02 Vyhne.
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Tel: 045 – 6772116
Fax: 045 – 6772234
sekretariat@steiger.sk
website

Aerial shot of Steiger Brewery.

History

Slovakia’s oldest brewery was built in 1473 by the Knights Templar in the Banska Bystrica region.  This turned out to be a good choice of location, as over the years the brewery would find success selling to the miners that dominated the work force of the area.  Miners in the area often refer to beer as liquid bread and they often drank it while they worked.

Since 1473, the brewery has undergone many rebuilds and changed owners several times.  Production went up and down, depending on the times.  During times of war, sales would increase, however, during the German occupation in World War II Jaroslav Raiman, the director of operations was killed and many of the workers were arrested.  This put a halt on production until December of 1944 when the brewery slowly started making beer again.    During the communist era, more people drank beer and business peaked.  In 1958 they sold 280-300 thousand hectoliters.  It wasn’t until 2004 that the brewery became what it is today.  The name Steiger Pivovar was adopted in April of 2006 and it became the companies main brand of beer.  In 2007, Stein brewery moved their production from Bratislava, the countries capital, to the Steiger brewery.  Steiger Brewery currently represent only 6-10% of the beer sales in Slovakia.

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